Is A Deluxe Physical Edition Of Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’ On The Way?


(AllHipHop News) Even in an era of streaming platform exclusives and surprise releases, Kanye West’s roll out for his latest album The Life Of Pablo has been extremely unorthodox. Ye recently proclaimed the project will never be for sale and only available for streaming on Tidal (which West is a part owner), but someone connected to the G.O.O.D. Music boss says that could change soon.

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The New York Times reports:

…a source close to Mr. West, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the album’s release, said that there is a plan — including talk of a deluxe physical edition — in the works, although the source could not confirm the timeline, citing Mr. West’s creative process.

At the moment, Spotify and Apple Music users do not have access to listen to TLOP through the respective services. However, listeners looking to stream Kanye’s new LP on Spotify receive a message that reads, “The artist or their representatives have decided not to release this album on Spotify just yet. We’re working on it, and hope we can change their minds soon.” It is the same notice listed for other artists not on the platform such as Taylor Swift and Adele.

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